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Dark City (1998)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dark City (1998)

John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants. Now Murdoch must find a way to stop them before they take control of his mind and destroy him. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  insanity,  guilt,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:laboratory,  space,  apartment,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  hostage,  detective,  alien,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor
Period:future,  1940s
Story:binocular microscope,  deep sleep,  spiral staircase,  urban gothic,  key ring,  uncle nephew relationship,  floating in space,  space station,  man in a wheelchair,  outer space,  implanted memory,  erased memory,  false memory,  male in a bathtub,  memory loss,  alien spaceship,  alien parasite,  alien possession,  evil alien,  alien race,  taxi driver,  alien abduction,  police investigation,  murder investigation,  fire escape,  possessed corpse,  dream reality,  police detective,  knife murderer,  female singer,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  running from police,  knocking a hole in a wall,  playing accordian,  running down stairs,  hermetic world,  express train,  newspaper stand,  mind over matter,  waking up someone,  brain in a vat,  floating city,  simulated reality,  driving licence,  fish bowl,  man in black,  mindbender,  picture book,  test tube,  human guinea pig,  german expressionism,  bead curtain,  stopped time,  spiral,  explosive decompression,  fighting in the air,  exposed brain,  introduction,  split head,  slideshow,  burn scar,  fishbowl,  lovecraftian,  stabbed in the forehead,  virtuality,  anti conformity,  psychokinesis,  applying lipstick,  newsstand,  sledge hammer,  individualism,  tech noir,  human experimentation,  dreamer,  secret passageway,  individuality,  stopwatch,  albino,  zero gravity,  falling through the floor,  el train,  candelabra,  subconscious,  snowglobe,  hit by a train,  evil child,  deja vu,  fight the system,  barber shop,  throat cut,  midnight,  glowing eyes,  force field,  stairwell,  mind reading,  trenchcoat,  fingerprint,  waking up,  subterranean,  stabbed in the shoulder,  spa,  microscope,  business card,  hand over mouth,  pocket watch,  hanging upside down,  australian supernatural,  foreplay,  goldfish,  unlikely hero,  sleep,  billboard,  harmonica,  idealism,  wallet,  postcard,  police inspector,  australian horror,  ex cop,  passionate kiss,  brainwashing,  levitation,  close up of eyes,  australian science fiction,  lighthouse,  newspaper clipping,  nude woman murdered,  telepathy,  uncle,  symbolism,  dagger,  telekinesis,  australian fantasy,  existentialism,  alternate reality,  pier,  wedding ring,  soul,  time lapse photography,  exploding head,  frame up,  aquarium,  plot twist,  rowboat,  crushed to death,  cyberpunk,  chaos,  haunted by the past,  camera shot of feet,  crime scene,  clock,  mind control,  produced by director,  virtual reality,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  hypodermic needle,  architecture,  gothic,  warehouse,  falling down stairs,  flying,  revelation,  destruction,  syringe,  sabotage,  identity,  eavesdropping,  experiment,  love interest,  dystopia,  rat,  exploding body,  female removes her clothes,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  suitcase,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  key,  police officer killed,  duel,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  drawing,  anti hero,  darkness,  false accusation,  map,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  old man,  police station,  subjective camera,  scientist,  telephone,  revolver,  little girl,  supernatural power,  cafe,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  water,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  serial killer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  fight,  kiss,  interview

Inception (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  memory,  deception,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:bathtub,  hotel,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:deep sleep,  false memory,  taxi driver,  foot chase,  mind over matter,  waking up someone,  simulated reality,  mindbender,  spiral,  virtuality,  zero gravity,  subconscious,  hit by a train,  deja vu,  waking up,  wallet,  levitation,  uncle,  symbolism,  alternate reality,  crushed to death,  cyberpunk,  chaos,  haunted by the past,  produced by director,  virtual reality,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  hypodermic needle,  architecture,  falling down stairs,  sabotage,  identity,  exploding body,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  old man,  cafe,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  water,  falling from height,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  kiss,  murder

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:memory loss,  taxi driver,  police detective,  female singer,  threatened with a knife,  hermetic world,  simulated reality,  lovecraftian,  virtuality,  deja vu,  glowing eyes,  foreplay,  close up of eyes,  newspaper clipping,  existentialism,  alternate reality,  soul,  cyberpunk,  camera shot of feet,  crime scene,  clock,  virtual reality,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  subjective camera,  scientist,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  interview,  death,  violence,  flashback,  police

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  bar
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:false memory,  memory loss,  foot chase,  exposed brain,  virtuality,  tech noir,  individuality,  fight the system,  mind reading,  billboard,  telepathy,  existentialism,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  haunted by the past,  mind control,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  identity,  eavesdropping,  dystopia,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  anti hero,  false accusation,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  corpse,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

Fallen (1998) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  memory loss,  police detective,  foot chase,  el train,  fingerprint,  business card,  frame up,  plot twist,  haunted by the past,  crime scene,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  syringe,  eavesdropping,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  false accusation,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  police station,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  supernatural power,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bus,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  police,  murder,  death

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:memory,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  space,  bathtub,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:outer space,  foot chase,  secret passageway,  stopwatch,  falling through the floor,  force field,  subterranean,  pocket watch,  unlikely hero,  close up of eyes,  alternate reality,  crushed to death,  camera shot of feet,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  falling down stairs,  flying,  sabotage,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  map,  police station,  subjective camera,  scientist,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action, Drama

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Period:future
Story:implanted memory,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  tech noir,  albino,  fight the system,  trenchcoat,  microscope,  billboard,  ex cop,  existentialism,  pier,  cyberpunk,  chaos,  revelation,  identity,  love interest,  dystopia,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  on the run,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  old man,  police station,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  wheelchair,  hotel
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:implanted memory,  erased memory,  false memory,  police chase,  foot chase,  virtuality,  tech noir,  mind reading,  ex cop,  existentialism,  alternate reality,  pier,  soul,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  mind control,  virtual reality,  jumping from height,  sabotage,  dystopia,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  interrogation,  bare butt,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder,  fight,  death

Total Recall (1990) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  surrealism
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:alien,  prostitute
Period:future
Story:outer space,  implanted memory,  erased memory,  false memory,  taxi driver,  foot chase,  simulated reality,  explosive decompression,  virtuality,  mind reading,  brainwashing,  telepathy,  exploding head,  aquarium,  cyberpunk,  dystopia,  rat,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  anti hero,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  murder

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:spiral staircase,  erased memory,  memory loss,  foot chase,  explosive decompression,  individuality,  fight the system,  force field,  subterranean,  stabbed in the shoulder,  brainwashing,  cyberpunk,  chaos,  virtual reality,  falling down stairs,  revelation,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  experiment,  dystopia,  female removes her clothes,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  insanity,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  wheelchair,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:memory loss,  police chase,  foot chase,  fighting in the air,  tech noir,  albino,  throat cut,  stabbed in the shoulder,  telekinesis,  wedding ring,  exploding head,  crushed to death,  chaos,  mind control,  jumping from height,  destruction,  identity,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  flashback

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  explosive decompression,  lovecraftian,  zero gravity,  mind reading,  subterranean,  unlikely hero,  close up of eyes,  telepathy,  dagger,  telekinesis,  crime scene,  mind control,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  destruction,  rat,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  double cross,  anti hero,  darkness,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  scientist,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  bus,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  explosive decompression,  fight the system,  fingerprint,  subterranean,  newspaper clipping,  chaos,  haunted by the past,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  key,  police officer killed,  duel,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  false accusation,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  police station,  subjective camera,  scientist,  cafe,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  water,  showdown,  falling from height,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  police,  murder,  fight,  kiss,  death

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  fighting in the air,  el train,  fight the system,  wedding ring,  crushed to death,  haunted by the past,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  revelation,  destruction,  eavesdropping,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  anti hero,  darkness,  false accusation,  police station,  subjective camera,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  car accident,  serial killer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  flashback

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  newspaper clipping,  frame up,  crushed to death,  crime scene,  jumping from height,  gothic,  eavesdropping,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  fugitive,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  revolver,  cafe,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood,  fight,  kiss

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  murder investigation,  police detective,  fingerprint,  subterranean,  microscope,  ex cop,  close up of eyes,  newspaper clipping,  pier,  crime scene,  gothic,  revelation,  rat,  lightning,  police officer killed,  double cross,  map,  subway,  police station,  revolver,  little girl,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

Chinatown (1974) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Chinatown (1974)

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest, and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  bathtub,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  barber shop,  business card,  pocket watch,  ex cop,  aquarium,  plot twist,  rowboat,  haunted by the past,  crime scene,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  anti hero,  false accusation,  map,  police station,  telephone,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

Gattaca (1997)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:laboratory,  space,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Period:future
Story:spiral staircase,  outer space,  police investigation,  murder investigation,  police detective,  exposed brain,  anti conformity,  fight the system,  fingerprint,  microscope,  idealism,  crime scene,  hypodermic needle,  identity,  dystopia,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  false accusation,  subjective camera,  taxi,  bare butt,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  car accident,  black comedy,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  interview

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:foot chase,  mind reading,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  exploding head,  crushed to death,  mind control,  hypodermic needle,  falling down stairs,  revelation,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  duel,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  subway,  subjective camera,  scientist,  telephone,  revolver,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  written by director,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  fight the system,  fingerprint,  business card,  hanging upside down,  idealism,  newspaper clipping,  dagger,  chaos,  crime scene,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  gothic,  warehouse,  falling down stairs,  flying,  destruction,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  key,  police officer killed,  duel,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  anti hero,  darkness,  false accusation,  impalement,  police station,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  interview,  kiss,  fight

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:psychiatrist,  hostage,  detective
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  el train,  hit by a train,  newspaper clipping,  haunted by the past,  crime scene,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  syringe,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  double cross,  drawing,  map,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  telephone,  revolver,  little girl,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  police

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  glowing eyes,  mind reading,  fingerprint,  levitation,  telepathy,  mind control,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  revelation,  injection,  lightning,  key,  police officer killed,  double cross,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  old man,  police station,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

Night Watch (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Night Watch (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  bathtub
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:fire escape,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  glowing eyes,  mind reading,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  mind control,  exploding building,  revelation,  destruction,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  drawing,  anti hero,  darkness,  false accusation,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  urban setting,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  violence,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  murder

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:memory loss,  taxi driver,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  secret passageway,  falling through the floor,  clock,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  on the run,  double cross,  false accusation,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  subjective camera,  scientist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  water,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  hostage
Story:spiral staircase,  bead curtain,  hit by a train,  glowing eyes,  mind reading,  subterranean,  hanging upside down,  unlikely hero,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  exploding head,  chaos,  haunted by the past,  mind control,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  electrocution,  double cross,  anti hero,  map,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  fight

Push (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Push (2009)

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Themes:amnesia,  memory,  deception,  escape,  suicide
Locations:laboratory,  nightclub,  restaurant
Period:future
Story:erased memory,  foot chase,  human guinea pig,  psychokinesis,  levitation,  telekinesis,  aquarium,  crushed to death,  mind control,  syringe,  experiment,  injection,  suitcase,  fugitive,  key,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  drawing,  impalement,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:implanted memory,  taxi driver,  police chase,  foot chase,  unlikely hero,  crushed to death,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  rat,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  electrocution,  key,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  fight

In Time (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

In Time (2011)

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Period:future
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  fight the system,  unlikely hero,  passionate kiss,  existentialism,  cyberpunk,  clock,  jumping from height,  love interest,  dystopia,  female removes her clothes,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  on the run,  anti hero,  false accusation,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  written by director,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  kiss,  police,  violence,  death

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  wheelchair,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:spiral staircase,  taxi driver,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  microscope,  unlikely hero,  police inspector,  frame up,  crime scene,  exploding building,  rat,  fugitive,  on the run,  false accusation,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  police

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  wheelchair,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:floating in space,  outer space,  threatened with a knife,  el train,  falling through the floor,  glowing eyes,  fingerprint,  subterranean,  stabbed in the shoulder,  hanging upside down,  levitation,  close up of eyes,  newspaper clipping,  frame up,  crushed to death,  chaos,  haunted by the past,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  flying,  revelation,  destruction,  eavesdropping,  experiment,  love interest,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  electrocution,  double cross,  anti hero,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  scientist,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  interview,  violence,  death

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory
Characters:psychiatrist,  hostage,  doctor
Story:threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  close up of eyes,  pier,  hypodermic needle,  falling down stairs,  revelation,  sabotage,  injection,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  scientist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback,  interview

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:business card,  existentialism,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  eavesdropping,  injection,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  impalement,  old man,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  interview,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage,  alien,  prostitute
Period:future
Story:space station,  outer space,  alien race,  foot chase,  zero gravity,  falling through the floor,  fight the system,  force field,  mind reading,  telepathy,  soul,  crushed to death,  mind control,  virtual reality,  revelation,  destruction,  sabotage,  love interest,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  double cross,  anti hero,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  fight,  flashback,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  kiss

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  singer
Period:future
Story:outer space,  memory loss,  foot chase,  anti conformity,  fight the system,  fingerprint,  business card,  alternate reality,  pier,  cyberpunk,  chaos,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  destruction,  syringe,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  key,  police officer killed,  double cross,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  police,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:false memory,  virtuality,  fight the system,  foreplay,  unlikely hero,  cyberpunk,  revelation,  identity,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  little girl,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:spiral staircase,  police detective,  foot chase,  fight the system,  stabbed in the shoulder,  pocket watch,  police inspector,  gothic,  experiment,  love interest,  exploding body,  lightning,  fugitive,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  fight,  flashback,  blood

Jason X (2001) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:space station,  outer space,  threatened with a knife,  fighting in the air,  explosive decompression,  stabbed in the shoulder,  microscope,  exploding head,  virtual reality,  exploding building,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  love interest,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  injection,  electrocution,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  scientist,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  insanity,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:future
Story:outer space,  memory loss,  taxi driver,  foot chase,  human experimentation,  el train,  microscope,  sleep,  ex cop,  existentialism,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  virtual reality,  jumping from height,  warehouse,  character's point of view camera shot,  drawing,  anti hero,  subway,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  water,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  police,  murder

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:future
Story:threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  stabbed in the forehead,  albino,  hit by a train,  fight the system,  stabbed in the shoulder,  business card,  telekinesis,  existentialism,  crushed to death,  cyberpunk,  haunted by the past,  mind control,  hypodermic needle,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  drawing,  anti hero,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  little girl,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  billboard,  frame up,  crime scene,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  duel,  double cross,  anti hero,  false accusation,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  interview,  blood,  murder,  police,  flashback,  fight,  violence

Ant-man (2015) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  nightclub,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:key ring,  police detective,  police chase,  hit by a train,  fingerprint,  unlikely hero,  haunted by the past,  mind control,  exploding building,  falling down stairs,  flying,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  experiment,  exploding body,  rat,  self sacrifice,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  double cross,  anti hero,  map,  police station,  scientist,  little girl,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  water,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  black comedy,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Story:spiral staircase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  simulated reality,  virtuality,  fight the system,  idealism,  alternate reality,  cyberpunk,  mind control,  jumping from height,  hypodermic needle,  falling down stairs,  revelation,  syringe,  sabotage,  identity,  experiment,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  injection,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  double cross,  false accusation,  scientist,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  secret passageway,  stabbed in the shoulder,  ex cop,  newspaper clipping,  wedding ring,  frame up,  crime scene,  jumping from height,  falling down stairs,  revelation,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  serial killer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  fight,  blood,  murder,  police

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:space,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:outer space,  alien race,  alien abduction,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  zero gravity,  force field,  crushed to death,  exploding building,  experiment,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  on the run,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:outer space,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  force field,  mind reading,  subterranean,  levitation,  newspaper clipping,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  crushed to death,  chaos,  camera shot of feet,  mind control,  exploding building,  destruction,  sabotage,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  fugitive,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute,  singer
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  aquarium,  falling down stairs,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  double cross,  drawing,  anti hero,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  old man,  police station,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:outer space,  alien race,  glowing eyes,  close up of eyes,  chaos,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  fugitive,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  impalement,  police station,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory,  apartment,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:spiral staircase,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  fighting in the air,  falling through the floor,  force field,  subterranean,  hanging upside down,  brainwashing,  levitation,  telekinesis,  frame up,  haunted by the past,  mind control,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  falling down stairs,  flying,  revelation,  sabotage,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  electrocution,  on the run,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  subjective camera,  scientist,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  corpse,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  blood,  kiss,  fight,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death

The Fugitive (1993) is one of the best movies like Dark City (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape
Mood:night,  suspense
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  hostage,  doctor
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  el train,  hit by a train,  microscope,  jumping from height,  falling down stairs,  injection,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  false accusation,  subway,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  fight,  flashback

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  memory,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:foot chase,  fight the system,  hanging upside down,  cyberpunk,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  syringe,  eavesdropping,  dystopia,  rat,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  fugitive,  electrocution,  on the run,  double cross,  subjective camera,  scientist,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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